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Vol. 97. Issue 7.
Pages 405 (August - September 2019)
Vol. 97. Issue 7.
Pages 405 (August - September 2019)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2019.03.010
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Giant Meckel Diverticulum: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction
Divertículo de Meckel gigante: causa infrecuente de obstrucción intestinal
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Alfredo Vivas Lopez
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, Daniel Pastor Altaba, Oana-Anisa Nutu, Alberto Marcacuzco Quinto
Servicio de Cirugía General, del Aparato Digestivo y Trasplante de Órganos Abdominales, Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
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Male patient of 73 years, carrier of a gastrostomy. Go to the emergency department for abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The examination revealed a distended and tympanic abdomen, without signs of peritoneal irritation. The laboratory test shows an increase in acute phase reactants. In the abdominal X-ray, dilatation of the small intestine and air-fluids levels its observed, performing a CAT scan that shows a change in caliber in mesogastrium, suggestive of adhesions. Surgical intervention was performed, showing a large diverticulum of Meckel (Fig. 1), twisted, generating a retrograde dilation. A diverticulectomy is performed with a favorable evolution.

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Please cite this article as: Vivas Lopez A, Pastor Altaba D, Nutu O-A, Marcacuzco Quinto A. Divertículo de Meckel gigante: causa infrecuente de obstrucción intestinal. Cir Esp. 2019;97:405.

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